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Cognitive and Neuroscientific Approaches to the Arts (December 2018): Works Cited

By Travis Nygard and Lauren S. Weingarden

Works Cited

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Baxandall, Michael. Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style. Oxford, 1972 (CH, Jul’73); 2nd ed., 1988.

Berkowitz, Aaron. The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment. Oxford, 2010.

Berman, Greta, and Carol Steen. Synesthesia: Art and the Mind. McMaster Museum of Art, 2008.

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Buswell, Guy Thomas. How People Look at Pictures: A Study of the Psychology of Perception in Art. Chicago, 1935.

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Efland, Arthur. Art and Cognition: Integrating the Visual Arts in the Curriculum. Teachers College Press, 2002.

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____. The Arts and Human Development: A Psychological Study of the Artistic Process. Wiley, 1973 (CH, Apr’74).

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Rampley, Matthew. The Seductions of Darwin: Art, Evolution, Neuroscience. Pennsylvania State, 2017 (CH, Oct’17, 55-0496).

Roald, Tone. Cognition in Emotion: An Investigation through Experiences with Art. Rodopi, 2007.

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Smith, Matthew Wilson. The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-Century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theater. Oxford, 2018 (CH, May’18, 55-3170).

Solso, Robert L. Cognition and the Visual Arts. MIT, 1994 (CH, Mar’95, 32-4188).

____. The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain. MIT, 2003 (CH, Sep’04, 42-0628).

Stafford, Barbara Maria. Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images. Chicago, 2007.

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Stiles, Anne. Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century. Cambridge, 2012.

Strosberg, Eliane. Art and Science. Abbeville, 2001 (CH, Oct’01, 39-0710).

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Trevor-Roper, Patrick D. The World through Blunted Sight: An Inquiry into the Influence of Defective Vision on Art and Character. Bobbs-Merrill, 1970; new and rev. ed., Viking Penguin, 1988.

Trimble, Michael R. The Soul in the Brain: The Cerebral Basis of Language, Art, and Belief. Johns Hopkins, 2007 (CH, Oct’07, 45-0866).

Weir, Catherine, and Evans Mandes. Interpreting Visual Art: A Survey of Cognitive Research about Pictures. Transaction, 2017 (CH, Mar’18, 55-2369).

Zeki, Semir. Inner Vision: An Exploration of Art and the Brain. Oxford, 1999.